DC Comics has massive plans for the brand new Man of Metal.
Jonathan Kent, son of Superman Clark Kent and Lois Lane, will come out as bisexual and fall in love with a male reporter within the fifth difficulty of Superman: Son of Kal-El, the comedian e book firm introduced on Monday. It’s anticipated to hit shops on Nov. 9.
“I’ve all the time stated everybody wants heroes and everybody deserves to see themselves of their heroes,” Tom Taylor, who writes the sequence, stated in a launch.
“Superman’s image has all the time stood for hope, for reality and for justice. In the present day, that image represents one thing extra. In the present day, extra folks can see themselves in probably the most highly effective superhero in comics.”
Concern #5 of the sequence will see Jon Kent bodily burn out “from making an attempt to avoid wasting everybody that he can”, DC comics stated in a launch. Budding reporter Jay Nakamura takes care of him, sparking a romance between the 2.
The Superman: Son of Kal-El sequence made its means in the direction of comedian e book stands in July, and sees 17-year-old Kent don his father’s cape whereas making an attempt to navigate his means via college.
Nakamura made his first look within the sequence’ second difficulty, handing Kent again a blonde wig after the superhero fails to ascertain a secret identification to attend highschool like a standard child. Since then, he has grow to be a staple in Kent’s life, with Kent introducing Nakamura to his father in Superman: Son of Kal-El #3.
The announcement marks the newest effort by comedian e book big to advertise extra numerous, LGBTQ2+ pleasant characters all through its universe.
Superman pronounces his identification to the world
In August, DC Comics introduced that its newest Robin, well-known sidekick to Batman, would have a boyfriend. In June, the comedian e book creators launched an 80-page ‘DC Pleasure’ anthology showcasing LGBTQ2+ characters from throughout the DC universe. And in March, DC made the choice to advertise Aqualad, a homosexual Black man, to Aquaman.
Jim Lee, DC Comics’ chief inventive officer and writer, stated the corporate “couldn’t be prouder” to introduce the world to the primary bisexual Superman.
“We speak rather a lot in regards to the energy of the DC Multiverse in our storytelling and that is one other unbelievable instance,” he stated.
“We will have Jon Kent exploring his identification within the comics in addition to Jon Kent studying the secrets and techniques of his household on TV on Superman & Lois. They co-exist in their very own worlds and instances, and our followers get to take pleasure in each concurrently.”
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